Misery Loves Company (Porter Wagoner song)

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"Misery Loves Company"
Single by Porter Wagoner
from the album A Slice of Life
B-side "I Cried Again"
Released November 1961
Recorded 1961, RCA Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Jerry Reed
Producer(s) Chet Atkins
Porter Wagoner singles chronology
"Your Old Love Letters"
"Misery Loves Company"
"Cold Dark Waters"

"Misery Loves Company" is a 1962 song by Jerry Reed,[1] recorded first by Porter Wagoner. The single was the second number one country song of his career staying at the top spot for two weeks. "Misery Loves Company" spent twenty-nine weeks on the chart.[2]

It was covered in 1977 by Moe Bandy on his LP Cowboys Ain't Supposed to Cry. Another cover was recorded by Ronnie Milsap, and was credited as a B-side to his 1980 No. 1 country hit "Cowboys and Clowns."

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1961–1962) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot C&W Sides 1


  1. ^ http://www.secondhandsongs.com/performance/125073
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 366. 

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Preceded by
"Walk on By" by Leroy Van Dyke
"That's My Pa" by Sheb Wooley
Billboard Hot C&W Sides number-one single
March 10, 1962
March 24, 1962
Succeeded by
"That's My Pa" by Sheb Wooley
"She's Got You" by Patsy Cline